Nurse Sandra Lindsay gets first new updated vaccine, says she never caught COVID

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
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Nurse Sandra Linsay, who received the first COVID vaccine in America, got the newest updated shot.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The CDC is endorsing new COVID-19 vaccine shots for everyone ages 6 months and up.

Guess who was among the first to get this new updated vaccine? Nurse Sandra Lindsay.

Lindsay made history back in December 2020 when she was the first American to receive the initial COVID vaccine.

She made history again by being the first to receive the updated shot.

Nurse Lindsay is now Vice President of Public Health Advocacy at Northwell.

She joined Eyewitness News Mornings @ 10 from her office in New Hyde Park to talk about the new updated vaccine.

"I was the first the last time, so why not be the first this time," she said.

This was Lindsay's sixth shot and amazingly, she's never had COVID.

"I'm just grateful that I can be in this position to raise the importance of getting vaccinated," Lindsay said.

"Learn to listen attentively to people," she said amid the controversy surrounding people taking the shot. Lindsay said she is embracing being able to lead the way.

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